• 5th Annual Advocacy Skills Workshop

    February 1st, 2018
    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    7th Floor Jurors' Lounge
    John Sopinka Courthouse
    (45 Main Street East, Hamilton)

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  • 16th Annual Estates & Trusts Seminar

    February 8th, 2018
    1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - Grand Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton) 

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  • 13th Annual Commercial Litigation Seminar

    February 21st, 2018
    9:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
    Sheraton Hamilton Hotel - East Ballroom
    (116 King Street West, Hamilton)

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Latest HLA News

LawPRO Public Awareness Campaign 2016, Standardized Real Estate Documents

Posted on: Mar 13, 2017

Please READ HERE a correspondence from LawPRO outlining their 2016 public awareness campaign to advance the role and reputation of lawyers.  As you know LawPRO is a tremendous supporter of the private bar in Ontario.

The letter includes instructions for how to share the resources developed by LawPRO (6 articles, one video and one radio clip). 

Please note that a similar letter has been circulated to your local real estate representative with a request that they forward this on to all of the real estate practitioners in your area.  

FOLA is finalizing a push to see the adoption of province wide standardized real estate documents to be used as a starting point in every purchase and sale transaction involving used residential property across Ontario.  We hope that this will be a significant time saver for the real estate bar.  You should expect to receive from FOLA a package including the documents approved by the Lawyers Working Group near the end of this month. 

FOLA have requested that the real estate representatives review the documents and perhaps convene a meeting of the real estate bar in your Association to consider the merits of standardized documents, and if possible to advise each President of any position in advance of the next FOLA Plenary scheduled for May 10-12.  

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FOLA News

LawPRO Public Awareness Campaign 2016, Standardized Real Estate Documents

Posted on: Mar 13, 2017

Please READ HERE a correspondence from LawPRO outlining their 2016 public awareness campaign to advance the role and reputation of lawyers.  As you know LawPRO is a tremendous supporter of the private bar in Ontario.

The letter includes instructions for how to share the resources developed by LawPRO (6 articles, one video and one radio clip). 

Please note that a similar letter has been circulated to your local real estate representative with a request that they forward this on to all of the real estate practitioners in your area.  

FOLA is finalizing a push to see the adoption of province wide standardized real estate documents to be used as a starting point in every purchase and sale transaction involving used residential property across Ontario.  We hope that this will be a significant time saver for the real estate bar.  You should expect to receive from FOLA a package including the documents approved by the Lawyers Working Group near the end of this month. 

FOLA have requested that the real estate representatives review the documents and perhaps convene a meeting of the real estate bar in your Association to consider the merits of standardized documents, and if possible to advise each President of any position in advance of the next FOLA Plenary scheduled for May 10-12.  

Contact

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December 20th - 21st | 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.
December 22nd | 8:30a.m. - 1:00p.m.
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January 2nd | Regular Hours Begin

Message from the President

One of the priority items to come out of the HLA Members Survey was that the membership wants us to work to improve the public image of lawyers. Indeed, if you search for lawyer quotes, you will have no trouble finding negative characterizations:

• “The trouble with the law is lawyers” (Clarence Darrow)

• “It is better to become a mouse in a cat’s mouth than a man in a lawyer’s hands” (Unknown, Spanish Proverb)

• “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” (Henry VI, Part II, Act IV, William Shakespeare)

I decided to survey the Trustees with respect to their involvement in the community. The result was heartwarming. It produced the following list of organizations to which 10 members of the Board of Trustees have given their time in the last few years.....READ MORE


Robert Hooper, President 2017-2018

The Hamilton Law Association

The Association’s affairs are governed by trustees and officers who ensure that Association undertakings are within the mandate and in the best interests of our legal community. The many valued volunteers who are members of the numerous committees within the structure of the HLA strive to represent our membership consistently and effectively. The Anthony Pepe Memorial Law Library, operated within the scope of the HLA, is one of the largest law libraries in Ontario and houses over 30,000 volumes.

The Hamilton Law Association continues to strive to educate and support its membership in the practice of law as well as to advocate for their interests as lawyers...

The staff of the Hamilton Law Association (HLA) Library cannot provide legal advice or research to members of the public directly. The HLA Library is a private library for the use of its members, and members of the Law Society of Upper Canada only. For information on finding legal help in Ontario please try the Bora Laskin Law Library's Guide to Finding Legal Help in Ontario, or to search for a lawyer practising in the Hamilton area try the HLA Find a Lawyer page.

This Web site is not intended to provide legal advice. It is intended to supply general information to our members. The information contained and distributed on this site does not contain any legal opinions and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Hamilton Law Association.

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